Matlock Bath

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Photo of Matlock Bath, from the River Gardens looking towards Gulliver's Kingdom

Matlock Bath is a village south of Matlock in Derbyshire, England. It developed as a spa town and still thrives on tourism.

Attractions in the village include the Heights of Abraham, Gulliver's Kingdom theme park, the Derbyshire Mining Museum, a petrifying well and an aquarium. The town is also known as a meeting point for motorcyclists. Princess Victoria's royal visit in 1831 confirmed Matlock as a society venue of the time. Ruskin loved it, and Lord Byron confirmed its romantic character, comparing it with alpine Switzerland, hence its nickname "Little Switzerland".

Matlock Bath railway station was on the Midland Railway line between London and Manchester, until the section between Matlock and Buxton was closed in 1968 during the Beeching Axe. Trains still run between Matlock Bath and Derby on the Derwent Valley Line.

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